Man fighting for his life after Rainham hit and run

Four motorbikes were recovered in Dagenham Picture: PA Images

Four motorbikes were recovered in Dagenham Picture: PA Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 53-year-old man was left in hospital with a life threatening head injury, after a hit and run last night.

Officers were called to Lower Mardyke Avenue, Rainham, at 8.45pm, to reports a pedestrian had been hit by a car.

The man was rushed to hospital, where he remains with head injury that is being treated as life threatening.

The car – described as silver coloured – did not stop.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who saw the collision, or who has any information about the car possibly involved, to contact them.

Anyone that can assist the Serious Collision Investigation Unit is asked call them on 020 8597 4874.